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What is Urethral Stricture?

A urethral stricture is a process of scarring in or nearby the urethra (which is a tube connecting the urinary bladder to the urinary meatus for the elimination of urine from the body), which results in the narrowing or blocking of the urinary passage. It occurs more commonly in men as compared to women

What are the common causes of urethral stricture?

Any infection, inflammation or urethral injury that occurs due to any instrumentation or foley’s catheterization or trauma can result in urethral stricture.

What are the symptoms of Urethral strictures?

slow urine stream, spraying a stream of urine, Painful urination, reduction in the urine output, inadequate emptying of the bladder and recurrent urinary tract infections.

What is the treatment for Urethral Stricture?

Urethral stricture treatment can only be done by surgical intervention as medicines are not effective

Diagnosis: RGU and MCU (retrograde and antegrade urethrogram are imaging techniques that can help in pinpointing the length, severity and the location, of the stricture.

Treatment: The selection of treatment of urethral stricture depends upon on the length and severity of the stricture.

Short strictures: for strictures that are short dilation or cutting the stricture (urethrotomy) with the help of a laser or knife under the guidance of specially designed video cystoscope.

 Long / recurrent strictures: these strictures involves surgically removing the stricture after which the reconstruction of the area with grafts (buccal /lingual mucosal urethroplasty) or a flaps is done.

Hypospadias

Hypospadias is the term given to an inborn disorder of the urethra where the urinary opening lies on the underside of the penis instead of being at the tip. It is, in fact, the second most common birth abnormality of the reproductive system present in males that affects about one out of every 250 males at birth.

What are the sign and symptoms of hypospadias?

Signs and symptoms of a hypospadias are as follows:

  • Hooded appearance of the penile organ
  • Unusual spraying during urination
  • The opening of the urethra at the bottom of the penis
  • Downward curve of the penis (chordee)

Treatment: Surgery usually brings back the normal look of your child’s penis. With successful operation of hypospadias, the males can have regular urination and reproduction. The surgical process depends on where the opening is located and the position of the urethral plate.

Dr Ashish Saini more than 500 complex urethroplasty surgery to his credit which has shown excellent results. Dr. Ashish Saini is among the best urologists in Delhi to help you with a meticulous examination for identifying the underlying diagnostics related to your sexual and normal well being. Dr Ashish Saini is currently leading the urology program at Primus hospital which is known for being the top best reconstructive and andrology Hospital in Delhi NCR that gives the best urethral structure treatment.

Dr. Ashish Kumar Saini

Dr. Ashish Kumar Saini (HOD)

Director & Unit Head Dr. Ashish Kumar Saini is a Urologist with expertise in Endourology, Laparoscop ...

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